I knew I wanted to give this headboard a shabby chic feel so I added an onlay (wooden applique) that I purchased from Lowes. After finding the center of the board, I used wood glue and small nails to attach it to the headboard.
This onlay comes unfinished so I used a wood stain marker to give it some color.
After a light sanding to dull the existing finish, I painted the headboard this gorgeous turquoise color. I let it dry then distressed all edges.
I then gave the whole headboard a quick coat of this silvery metallic glaze to add a bit of glamour, (see my Turquoise Armoire post to see how glazes are applied).
I think it’s lovely.